Covance Manager Metabolism in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview

We currently have an opening for a Study Director Team Leader within our Metabolism group. This role acts as a Senior Study Director and ensures that the studies are carried out to the required standards. Other responsibilities include:

  • Acts as coach and mentor to less experienced metabolism based staff.

  • Assists in developing a training plan for less experienced laboratory personnel and scientific staff.

  • Supports and guides the development of staff (operations, coordination, & scientific). Provides feedback on individual/team performance. Acts as a mentor to other members of staff for complex studies within Metabolism to develop their knowledge in field.

  • Proactively and effectively communicates with internal and external clients

  • Demonstrates active involvement in HR responsibilities, including recruitment activities, performance evaluations, stack ranking and progressive discipline.

  • Participates in interviewing and targeted selection of new Study Directors

  • Conducts team member appraisals, ePMD documentation, regular 1-2-1 meetings, and justifies promotions or performance management.

  • Contributes to the establishment and implementation of staff development and operational goals.

  • Mentors and develops others in the group through continuous and consistent feedback

  • Creates and develops new processes and standards that strengthen the group

  • Contributes to technical/scientific department policies and SOPs, evaluates existing departmental procedures and systems, and instigates and drives potential process and service line improvements.

  • Participates constructively in SD, team, and department meetings.

  • Drives relationships and collaborates constructivelywith other Covance depts such as project/program management. Supplies information to assist in the preparation of the preliminary cost and duration discussions.

  • Organizes and hosts client visits.



  • PhD or equivalent, or BSc degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, with research experience in drug development or similar field

  • Experience of a range of techniques/approaches relevant to the department and/or unique expertise for a specific scientific service

  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, and supervision

  • Experience of requirements for working within a GLP, GCP and GMP (as appropriate) environment

  • Skilled data interpretation and report writing experience

  • Working knowledge of software (eg, MS Word, Excel), specialty applications (eg, Analyst, Sigmaplot, WinNonLin Phoenix), and general IT skills


  • Full understanding of the drug development process, regulatory requirements and the scientific techniques of Metabolism studies required.

  • Extensive experience of client management and technical expertise in the relevant business line.

  • Fully competent in a Study Director role or equivalent and have developed skills and competencies in the relevant study types.

Job Number 2018-18221

Job Category Scientific Advanced Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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